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More than 50 temples in Kōya-san offer temple lodgings (shukubō) which serve shōjin-ryōri (Buddhist vegetarian cuisine – no meat, fish, onions or garlic) meals and typically hold morning prayer sessions, which guests are welcome to join or observe.
A simple, friendly and well-located temple.
Located in the sacred Koyasan area, Saizenin offers simple accommodation surrounded by mountains and many temples...
Located in the famous Mount Koyasan, guests can experience staying in a historical Buddhist temple at Sekishoin Shukubo. Rooms are Japanese-style and Yukata robes are provided for all guests...
This lovely hillside temple is run by a friendly bunch of young monks, and rooms look onto beautiful gardens...
This fine temple has outdoor baths with onsen water and a lovely garden designed by the famous designer Shigemori Mirei. Wi-fi is available for limited durations near the temple office...
Nice rooms and communal baths make this a good choice, with an updated feel.
A fine place with an interesting morning Buddhist ceremony.
This stately temple has superb rooms, a wealth of gardens, fine painted fusuma (sliding doors) and interesting art on display...
Friendly spot with in-room wi-fi and no extra charge for solo travellers. There's an atmospheric old kitchen under a tall wooden ceiling and gold-leaf fusuma doors. It's the closest shukubō to the entry to Oku-no-in.
At home with foreign guests, this pleasantly modern temple has a lovely garden, some rooms with ensuite baths and a wheelchair-accessible room with Western-style beds...
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